Great rainy day project to make use of empty boxes from online deliveries. Make a stop sign and some traffic lights on the blackboard or out of paper.


  • 1 Empty cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape
  • 2 Piece of string/ribbon
  • Coloured pens/pencils/crayons or paint


  1. Take your empty box and cut all the flaps off minus one side. (One side left to make a back seat to drive teddy/dolly around)
  2. Cut out 5 circles from cut off flaps (can use paper if flaps aren't big enough)
  3. Paint or get kids to colour 4 circles black and attach to 4 bottom corners of box for wheels. 5th circle is steering wheel. Get kids to draw a horn in the middle and colour in and attach
  4. Draw headlights on the front with yellow pen/pencil. Get kids to decorate rest of car with colours however they like.
  5. Attach string/ribbon as straps on each side to go over their shoulders.

Notes... This really can just be made with anything you have around the house. Kids have a ball decorating their cars and then keep them occupied driving it around their pretend roads. Once they're done it's easily collapsed to go into the recycling bin

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  • Angie1981
    • 04 Oct 2019
      3:38 pm

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  • Oh. This is something that I think every child has tried once in his life!


  • Lots of fun making and playing with cardboard cars


  • Always lots of fun to get had creating with cardboard boxes and bits and bobs. I know I always had hours of fun wîth my kids and empty boxes


  • Hours of fun here! they would love making their very own car!!


  • Fantastic and lots of fun.


  • A box car is a fun idea!

    • There will be spare boxes coming up with Christmas on the way.


  • Love the creativity


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